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2017 Gift Guide: Emily Holt

The former Vogue editor and seasoned shopper has got gifting down to a science.

The Giver: Emily Holt, owner, hero shop. The former Vogue editor and seasoned shopper has got gifting down to a science. Hero Shop, 982 Post St. 

Words of Wisdom: “There’s nothing wrong with practical. When I graduated high school, the best gift I received was multiple rolls of quarters for the laundry machines.” 

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For: My mom, who has trouble sleeping. 
Silk pajamas by Stevie Howell$550, Hero Shop

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For: My fastidious bookkeeper.
Monogrammed leather wallet$150, Mon Purse

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For: My friend who’s a mother of three kids under age seven.
Gift certificates to Drybar, $45-$90, Drybar

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For: My friend who works in tech but harbors a dream to be an artist.
Bella Freud’s Starry Starry Night sweater, $425, Hero Shop

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For: My single friend in NYC who always needs help around her apartment.
A subscription to ManServants

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For: My sister, who always made us act out The Nutcracker when we were kids.
Tickets to the S.F. Ballet$36-$446,

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For: My trusted tailor.
Elizabeth W hand cream$20, Anthem

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For: My friend with a gajillion frequent-flier miles.
Booth Moore’s Where Stylists Shop$25, Hero Shop

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For: My beauty-obsessed bestie, who's always hunting for the next big product.
Vertly hemp-infused lip balm$20, Hero Shop

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For: My girl who just got a long-awaited promotion.
Want Les Essentiels O’Hare tote bag$250, Hero Shop

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Check out the gifts in the slideshow above, and read more with the links below.

Catherine Bailey, co-owner, Heath Ceramics
David Barzelay, chef and co-owner, Lazy Bear
Emily Holt, owner, Hero Shop
George Revel, owner, Lost Coast Outfitters
Ray Signorello Jr., owner, Signorello Estate
Sherri McMullen, owner, McMullen Boutique
Lisa Wong Jackson and Lisa Fontaine, owners, Morningtide
Natalie Bowen Brookeshire, owner, Natalie Bowen Designs
Jay Jeffers and Michael Purdy, interior designer (Jeffers) and co-owners, Jay Jeffers—The Store


Originally published in the December issue of San Francisco

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